How To Treat The Constitution Revolutionary

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Creating the Constitution After gaining their independence from Great Britain, the Americans colonies were struggling in establish a new stable nation. Many plans were proposed to unify the country as a whole. However, due to the difference in perspective of how the nation should be governed, the Congress had a difficult time convincing the states to sign the constitution. Many changes in the constitution were made to please the people who once had suffered tyrannies. This changes also knowns as a revolution-- Revolution is forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. For that reason, I believe the U.S. Constitution is revolutionary because it was created to establish a system of government far from monarchy,…show more content…
Many states did not want to sign the articles due to their fear of another monarchical government. Because of that, the articles was created with a weak central government. This somewhat pleased the states however it took three years and a half for the Articles of Confederation to be ratified. Fear of another tyranny, “ The Articles of Confederation did not include a president,” The cruel and oppressive government had led the colonies to revolt against the long live monarchy, which explained why the articles did not propose a president. This new form of government crushed the idea of a government governed by a king. This important event had ended the monarchy power in the America and it marked a new beginning of a republic nation. The revolution was followed by an economic depression in the nation. The main problem was the Articles of Confederation gave too much authority to the states, leaving the Congress with so little power. The Congress had so little power that they could not do anything to enforce or protect the nation. Seeing, another Constitution of Convention is opened to revise the Articles of Confederation. The new constitution was proposed with a bicameral legislation meaning “ All legislative Powers herein granted…show more content…
As the result, the nation split into two groups: federalists, the supporters of the constitution and the antifederalist, the people who against the constitution. The antifederalists argued that “the Constitution lacked a religious test for officeholding and the Constitution failed to guarantee a right to counsel and a right not to incriminate oneself in criminal trials, or to prohibit cruel and unusual punishments,” In response, the Congress proposed the Bill of Rights, consisted of Ten Amendments to guarantees that every citizen would have such rights as “ the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” It is also guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This new proposal gained a number of states agree to sign the constitution. The Bill of Rights saved nation from going to another bloody civil war. It protects and guarantees the rights for every American
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